Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New 800 from Maruti- Maruti new 800 concept.

Maruti is on the  working of the  800’s replacement, which was done  testing last month. The company official reports says that  Maruti Suzuki is aggressively working on an all-new small car.
Thanks AutoCarIndia Magazine for illustrating how the Maruti 800 will look like. Maruti’s new small car will directly compete against the top end variants of the Tata Nano and will slot below the Alto. The company has said that the new 800 cc small car will co-exist with India’s largest selling car.  At present the sales of  Maruti Alto more than  30,000 units, per month.

The Maruti Alto, which is the top selling car in India, is at present the best and most affordable small car from Maruti.   Maruti 800  is phased out from 13 cities of India because of implementation of BS4 emission norms which have been implemented by the government of India. Though the Maruti 800 model was expected to be upgraded to make it compatible to the new emission norms, company has decided to phase-out the car.
“This will be an all-new car, though based on an existing platform. The idea is to do it in-house at Maruti, with minimal support from our Japanese parent, Suzuki. The idea behind the model is to constantly introduce new models while also developing the company’s R&D capability to develop, design and engineer a model on its own,” IV Rao, Managing Executive Officer (engineering), Maruti Suzuki, said.

The development of the new 800 cc car can be seen as a very crucial decision taken by the company as its closest rival Hyundai is all set to launch a new 800cc small car in the Indian market by this year end. It will be interesting to see how the developments take place. The company did not disclose any timeline, but it is expected  that the car will be showcased at the Auto Expo 2012 in January 2012 and will be  launched in India later. 

The spy pictures of new Maruti 800. 

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